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Janik

Janik Portrait.

Janik Chapter One

Age: Early-to-mid-twenties[1]
Gender: Female
Origin: Terria
Family: Rowan (Father)[2]
Allegiance: Terria
Occupation: Diplomat
Rank: Assistant Tamian Advisor to the Vulpin Nation of Navran[3]
Status:Alive
Appearances:Beyond the Western Deep

Song of the Eastern Sands (mentioned)

"We have big plans for Janik, and her position as a future ambassador puts her in a unique position for future events."- Alex Kain[4]

Janik is a high-ranking[5] Tamian ambassador. She is the daughter of Sunsgrove's emissary to Navran. [6] Her job is to serve as an adviser to the Vulpin Council to represent Tamian interests in the Vulpin political process.[7] Since the Vulpin capital city has such a diverse mix of cultures, her role as a diplomat is extremely important to Sunsgrovian politics.[8]

Personality

Janik has a calm and even-minded demeanor.[9] She is inquisitive,[10] dutiful and responsible.[11] She is stubborn and no-nonsense, although her diplomatic training allows her to be more persuasive when the situation calls for it.[12] She believes that political decisions should be made to benefit the people.[13]

Relationships

Rowan

Rowan is extremely concerned with his daughter's safety,[14] and is willing to pay "anything" for her safety.[15]

Mitra

Mitra has served Janik's family for years as a tutor. It is her duty to ensure Janik is prepared for her upcoming ambassadorial duties.[16]

Quinlan

"You mean you know all my hiding places." -Quinlan[17]

Janik has been friends with Quinlan since they were very young.[18] When he hides in the Western Deep, she goes to find him. She helps keep Quinlan on track and aware of his responsibilities as he adjusts to his new rank,[19] and does not put up with his mopiness.[20]

Skills

Janik is skilled in diplomacy.[21] She is a brilliant negotiator and politician, and is well-versed in international politics.[22]

History

Pre-Series

Janik has been raised to be Terria's diplomat to the eastern kingdoms,[23] presumably to one day assume her father's position.

Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter One

Janik seeks out Quinlan in the woods and confronts him on shirking his duties[24] and informs him that a Lutren envoy has just arrived and King Dabheid has called an urgent meeting.[25] Quinlan expresses his grief at his grandfather's passing[26] and doubts his ability to make his grandfather proud or fill the place he left behind.[27] Janik comforts him[28] and sends him on his way,[29] reminding him not to forget his uniform.[30]

Later, she meets Quinlan, Dakkan and Kenosh in the Land's End Tavern,[31] where after briefly discussing Quinlan's fight with Crim, their talk turns to their respective political missions.[32] Janik informs the Lutren that she's going to Nessa to meet the Vulpin Council while they go to Aisling.[33] Janik initiates a toast to their success, and all drink to Sunsgrove's success.[34]

Song of the Eastern Sands

She is en route from Terria to Nessa when the attack on the Sunsgrovian Embassy happens.[35] Ambassador Rowan gives The Sand Spiders a substantial down payment[36] to find her as she travels to Nessa.[37] She is currently being targeted by Canid assassins.[38]

Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter Three

As the caravan travels to Nessa, Janik tries to list off[39] the members of the Vulpin Council.[40] She gets hung up near the end of the list, and Mitra notes this is where Janik always gets hung up. Janik insists that she’s got the name, but fails to recall it.[41] Mitra prompts Janik by asking Janik where that member holds the most power- Janik uses a rhyming mneumonic device to remember the Council Member’s name is Tess.[42]

Mitra compliments Janik, and Janik asks her how long it took Mitra to memorize their names. Mitra tells Janik that what the Council controls is more important than their names, and that the Council’s decisions are influenced by how it affects their power over Navran. Janik asks why they don’t take the people into account, and Mitra tells Janik that one can’t help anyone if they don’t have power, and that Janik needs to remember that.[43] Janik says she thinks she understands, and Mitra says that she left Navran because Sunsgrovian politics are easy to understand. Janik replies that since Sunsgrove is large and a unity it needs to be simple. However, Mitra tells Janik that simplicity is dangerous, and asks her if she knows why Navran's monarchy failed.[44] Janik replies that it was too much power in one place, and recounts the events of The Night of Knives. Mitra compliments Janik on her good memory, noting this is a good quality for a future politician. Janik says she has a good teacher.[45]

A Canid messenger bird flies overhead. Mitra asks Janik which race uses ravens as messenger birds, prompting Janik to answer. Janik suggests the bird is from Deltrada Garrison and may have news of Quinlan's meeting.[46]

Description

Janik has red fur. She wears a long-sleeved red shirt underneath a yellow and green tunic with an red belt.[47][48]

She speaks with a proper English accent.[49]

Appearances

Trivia

References

  1. Cast- Alex's Comment: August 5, 2012 at 9:34 AM
  2. Song of the Eastern Sands, Page 37
  3. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter One, Page 43
  4. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter One, Page 3- Alex's Commentary
  5. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter One, Page 44
  6. Cast, Janik
  7. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter One, Page 44- Rachel's Commentary
  8. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter One, Page 45
  9. Cast- Janik
  10. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter One, Page 2- Alex's Commentary
  11. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter One, Page 3- Alex's Commentary
  12. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter One, Page 3
  13. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter Three, Page 4
  14. Song of the Eastern Sands, Page 37
  15. Song of the Eastern Sands, Page 38
  16. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter Three, Page 2- Alex’s Commentary
  17. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter One, Page 4
  18. Cast, Janik
  19. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter One, Page 3- Alex's Commentary
  20. Garrett Simpson, Alex Kain Interview
  21. Cast, Janik
  22. Cast, Janik
  23. Cast, Janik
  24. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter One, Page Three
  25. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter One, Page 7
  26. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter One, Page 8
  27. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter One, Page 9
  28. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter One, Page 11
  29. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter One, Page 12
  30. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter One, Page 13
  31. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter One, Page 41
  32. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter One, Page 42
  33. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter One, Page 44
  34. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter One, Page 46
  35. Song of the Eastern Sands, Page 37
  36. Song of the Eastern Sands, Page 39
  37. Song of the Eastern Sands, Page 37
  38. Song of the Eastern Sands, Page 42
  39. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter Three, Page 1
  40. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter Three, Page 4
  41. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter Three, Page 2
  42. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter Three, Page 3
  43. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter Three, Page 4
  44. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter Three, Page 5
  45. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter Three, Page 6
  46. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter Three, Page 7
  47. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter One, Page 3- Alex's Commentary
  48. Beyond the Western Deep: Chapter One, Page 9
  49. the Western Deep, Chapter 2, Page 56- Alex’s Comment on October 15, 2014, 6:23 pm
  50. Garrett Simpson, Alex Kain Interview

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